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An Evening with Stacey Halls at Blackwell's Westgate

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Join us for an evening with the novelist Stacey Halls, author of this year's most spellbinding debut - The Familiars. Stacey Halls will be in conversation at Blackwell's Bookshop at Westgate Oxford on Thursday 28 February at 7pm.

'This beautiful tale of women and witchcraft and the fight against power was a delight from start to finish' Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

'The Familiars is an intricate and sensitive portrayal of a brave, tenacious young girl carving her place in the world. A must-read novel' Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

In a time of suspicion and accusation, to be a woman is the greatest risk of all.

Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her husband Richard is anxious for an heir. When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn't supposed to read from the doctor who delivered her third stillbirth, she is dealt the crushing blow that she will not survive another pregnancy.

Then she crosses paths by chance with Alice Gray, a young midwife. Alice promises to help her give birth to a healthy baby, and to prove the physician wrong.

As Alice is drawn into the witchcraft accusations that are sweeping the north-west, Fleetwood risks everything by trying to help her. But is there more to Alice than meets the eye?

Soon the two women's lives will become inextricably bound together as the legendary trial at Lancaster approaches, and Fleetwood's stomach continues to grow. Time is running out, and both their lives are at stake.

Only they know the truth. Only they can save each other.

'An intriguing story about a fascinating period of history and brilliant female characters' Libby Page, author of The Lido

'Entralling, spellbinding, terrifying and full of twists and turns' Kate Williams, author of The Storms of War

Stacey Halls grew up in Rossendale, Lancashire, and has always been fascinated by the Pendle witches. She lives in London and has worked as a journalist for Stylist, Psychologies and Fabulous. The Familiars is her first novel.

Stacey will be interviewed by Blackwell's bookseller Jack Wrighton. After their conversation, there will be opportunity for the audience to ask questions before Stacey will sign copies of her books and meet readers.

Tickets for this event are £4 and can be purchased online or at Blackwell's Westgate. If you would like more information, please email westgate@Blackwells.co.uk or call 01865 980380.

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